Spanish pay TV numbers edge up as IPTV consolidates position as leading technology

The number of pay TV subscribers in Spain grew 2.1% in the year to June, taking the total number to 6.8 million, although this represented a slight decline on the first quarter of this year, according to data compiled by Spanish regulator the CNMC.  IPTV remains the dominant mode of distribution with 4.56 million subscribers, […]

Telefónica gets €1.5m fine for subjecting rivals to excessive football costs

Spanish markets regulator the CNMC has fined Telefónica €1.5 million over infractions of the conditions set at the time of its acquisition of pay TV operator DTS. The regulator ruled that the telco had failed to correctly allocate fixed costs that had a role in determining the price to paid by rival operators for its […]

Spanish pay TV numbers revealed

The number of pay TV customers in Spain rose by 2.1% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, rising to 6.8 million, with IPTV accounting for the majority of those, according to figures released by regulator the CNMC. The number of quad- and quintuple-play subscribers amounted to 12.3 million at the end of March. The […]

FTTH passes nine million mark in Spain

The number of FTTH lines in Spain passed the nine million mark in May, according to figures released by regulator the CNMC. According to the watchdog, 148,000 new lines were added in May, contributing to year-on-year growth of 1.8 million. Over the same period, DSL lines declined by 1.3 million. Telefónica/Movistar has a 44.4% share […]

CNMC takes action over Telefónica breach of commitments in DTS acquisition

Spanish markets regulator the CNMC has initiated proceedings against Telefónica for a possible breach of commitments made when it acquired pay TV operator DTS. According to the watchdog, Telefónica made errors in calculating the fixed costs of its Movistar Partizado football channel in making an offer of its pay TV channels to rival providers. The […]

Spanish households turning to online VOD

A third of Spanish households paid for online audiovisual content in 2018, according to the latest study by markets regulator the CNMC. According to the watchdog’s household panel report, a third of homes used a pay platform to consume audiovisual content up to the fourth quarter of 2018, in line with the numbers recorded for […]

Watchdog: investment in Spanish series leapt by 40% in 2017

Investment in series in Spain’s official languages by audiovisual service provider grew by 40% in 2017, according to regulator the CNMC. The watchdog reported that investment in content is Spanish and other European languages not official in Spain accounted for 77% of the country’s total investment in content. Reporting on the way broadcasters and service […]

Spanish pay TV grows, boosted by IPTV and bundling

The Spanish TV industry closed 2018 with 6.8 million subscribers, including 6.2 million that took a pay TV service as part of a bundled offering with one of more of broadband, fixed phone and mobile fixed and broadband services, according to Spanish regulator the CNMC. According to the markets watchdog, pay TV in Spain generated […]

IPTV growth led Spanish pay TV market in Q218

Spanish pay TV revenues attributed to fibre and xDSL operators grew by 15% in the second quarter of last year, with nine out of the country’s 6.64 million pay TV customers taking their subscription as part of a bundle with other services, according to the latest figures released by regulator the CNMC. Pay TV revenues […]

Few Spanish homes making use of TV parental controls

Only about one in 10 Spanish households with children make use of parental control features on their TV, fewer than half of those making use of such features on computers or tablets, according to markets regulator the CNMC. According to the watchdog, only 11% of homes with children use parental control features on their TV, […]

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